A Day at the Spa Is Great Stress Relief

Like many people today, I live a very stressful life and when I am not at work, I am always busy caring for my two young children. One day, I decided to get a massage at a local spa to ease my sore, aching muscles. Once I entered the salon, I realized they had a great half-day package deal that also included a manicure, pedicure, and a body wrap. I decided to go for the package and I found the experience very relaxing. My stress virtually melted away and I now take time to visit the spa every month to enjoy the package. I am eager to share my experiences with salons and spas with others who want to learn more about what they have to offer on my new blog!

The Bridal Rush: Beauty Splurges You Should Do Long Before Your Wedding


Weddings are usually an incredibly stressful time for everyone involved, but that stress usually hangs heaviest on the bride — especially at crunch time. Once you find yourself three days (or less) till the big day, usually all that's left to do has been done, and the only thing you can do is sit back and try to relax.

Most brides (sometimes with a bit of encouragement from their friends and family) turn to some sort of beauty treatment to try to relax — but this can be a pitfall if you choose the wrong one. So if you're looking to relax right before your wedding without inviting possibly disastrous consequences, then here's what you need to know.


Waxing can be a very tempting thing to do right before your wedding if you or your spouse-to-be prefers you to go hairless. Waxing lasts for a while and can actually be very relaxing, as you don't have to do any of the work. However, waxing leads to tender, sensitive skin and can have other temporary-but-annoying side effects, which is why you shouldn't do it right before your wedding.

From rashes to bumps to bleeding, waxing can give you a whole lot of symptoms that will calm down in a few days but that would be uncomfortable (to say the least) on your wedding day and your wedding night. If you really want to go hairless for the ceremony through the honeymoon, get your waxing (bikini, Brazilian, armpit, legs, etc.) done a week before your wedding.

Eyelash Extensions

With weddings come wedding photographs, and to look your absolute best without fear of false lashes falling off mid-ceremony, you may choose to invest in eyelash extensions. These extensions can have makeup applied to them, make your eyes look more defined, and — best of all — don't have to come off with the rest of your makeup.

However, eyelash extensions also come with their share of (mostly temporary) side effects, such as burning, itching, or watery eyes the first few days after you get them. Eyelash extensions last around a month and a half to two months, so getting them done two weeks before your wedding gives you enough time to get used to them without worrying about them falling out.

For more information about lash extensions, contact a salon such as Citrine Skin and Lash Spa.


If you've been with your spouse-to-be for a while or just want to surprise them with something small on your wedding day, it can be tempting to invest in an extra piercing. Whether it's another stud in your ear for some added bling, a nose stud as a beauty mark, or piercing in a slightly more risqué area to surprise them on your wedding night, a piercing can be a great way to add your "something new" to the festivities.

You should resist the urge to get it done as a spur-of-the-moment decision egged on by wedding stress and the need to relieve some tension, however. Not only do you not want to regret this permanent addition, but piercings are often tender for days afterwards and don't fully heal until after anywhere from 2 to 6 months, depending on placement. 

The last thing you want to deal with on your wedding and honeymoon is pain, tenderness, or even infection, so to be safe, plan on three to four months (and around nine if you get a nipple piercing) before your wedding to invest in new piercings.


26 October 2018